Prince Harry pays his respects at Arlington National Cemetery
Friday, May 10, 2013 - 00:39
May 10 - The third-in-line to the British throne continues his U.S. visit in Arlington, Virgina. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)
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STORY: Prince Harry continued his week-long visit to the United States with a second day in Washington where he paid his respects to soldiers killed in the Afghanistan and Iraq wars at Arlington National Cemetery on Friday (May 10).
The prince, the third-in-line to the British throne, is expected to use his U.S. visit to show support for both wounded U.S. and British military personnel and promote his charities, as well as undertake official duties on behalf of the government.
Prince Harry arrived at Arlington Cemetery dressed in his military uniform as several U.S. military officials gave him a brief tour of Section 60, where many soldiers killed in the Afghanistan and Iraq wars are buried.
A large wreath had been placed near the rows of graves earlier on his behalf, with a card that read "To my comrades in arms" and was signed "Captain Harry Wales".
Later in the morning, Harry placed a wreath near the grave sites of two U.S. army veterans who had died in Afghanistan within two weeks of each other.
Prince Harry served with the British army in Afghanistan where he was a gunner in Apache attack helicopters and has become heavily involved in promoting charities which help those wounded in action.
He is scheduled to attend the opening of the Warrior Games over the weekend in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where wounded servicemen and women compete in Paralympic-style competitions.
His U.S. trip also includes a visit to people affected by Hurricane Sandy in New Jersey before the tour concludes on May 15.
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